- a person or thing that keeps time.
- an official appointed to time, regulate, and record the duration of a sports contest or its component parts, as to give the official time of a race, assure that a round of boxing is ended exactly on time, or announce to football, basketball, hockey, etc., teams the amount of time left to play.
- a timepiece: This watch is a good timekeeper.
- a person employed to keep account of the hours of work done by others.
- a person who beats time in music.
Origin of timekeeper
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Examples from the Web for timekeeper
Henceforth, as formerly, the sun will suffice him for a timekeeper.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Lum will be timekeeper and referee to make them break away when they clinch.In Happy Valley
Bangs said I could be a timekeeper, at fifteen dollars per week.Randy of the River
Horatio Alger Jr.
“There are only five minutes more of play,” said Tom, who heard that from the timekeeper.A Quarter-Back's Pluck
A clerk from the timekeeper's office shoved in, taking his place.Old Judge Priest
Irvin S. Cobb
- a person or thing that keeps or records time
- an employee who maintains a record of the hours worked by the other employees
- a device for indicating time; timepiece
- an employee with respect to his or her record of punctualitya good timekeeper
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